We visit Lady Musgrave, a coral atoll at the beginning of the Great Barrier Reef and witness a rare sight: a complete glass-off in the middle of the ocean. We also discuss the sailing community. On the water we are “cruisers” and we face the same challenges and rewards as the cruisers around us. To have sailed our homes to this spot is our unifying thread and it quickly bonds us. Out here we are all looking for companionship and community – and that simply doesn’t happen at home, on land.
We are posting live updates on our social channels:
0:00 – Hale’s Intro
0:36 – Navigating the pass into Lady Musgrave Island
2:18 – Welcome to Lady Musgrave!
3:22 – Australian Border Force visit
8:22 – The Dungeon Master
9:33 – Sailing Life is Different than Land Life
11:11 – Glass off is over…
12:13 – Should we stay or should we go?
14:44 – Rough Sail to Pancake Creek
16:39 – Headed to Gladstone
18:42 – “BE CROC AWARE”
19:30 – Flying Foxes
ABOUT US: We are a family of five sailing around the world on a performance catamaran named “Archer” and sharing our adventures in family-friendly episodes every Tuesday!
OUR ROUTE: We departed the Boston area of the United States and sailed south to the Caribbean and then west through the Panama Canal. We have dealt with massive repairs in the South Pacific, the Coronavirus lock down in New Zealand, a Category 5 Cyclone in Fiji, and now we are cruising in Australia.
OUR PAST: You may remember us as “SV Honeymoon?” Ten years ago (“before kids”), we sailed a Lagoon 380 named Honeymoon halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Along the way we shared our experiences via YouTube and, by happenstance, created one of the very first “sailing channels.” We also realized what an incredible experience we were having and that someday we wanted to do it again, only this time with kids.
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